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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Senior Pastor


Beaumont, Texas

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Snapshot

Denomination: Presbyterian - PCUSA

Weekly Attendance: 120

Location: Beaumont, Texas

The Role: The Senior Pastor will be a key member of the team that shares responsibility for leading and supporting the ministry God has entrusted to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. They will provide biblical education to address the nature and calling of the church and help give clarity, focus, and direction.

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Meet St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church:

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church was established in 1954 in the west end of Beaumont, Texas with a mission to minister to the rapidly growing community. For over 65 years they have ministered to its members and the local community with Christ-based worship services, local missions projects, and Christian Education. St. Andrews actively strives to carry out Jesus’ instruction to “love thy neighbor as yourself” by caring for its member’s neighbors in need. They have lived this out in many ways, including being a coordinator and host for numerous disaster relief teams following Hurricane Harvey.  

The members of St. Andrews are warm, friendly, welcoming and authentic. The worship experience is liturgical and traditional; there are tons of activities that give people an opportunity to get involved and connect with others. It’s a PCUSA congregation that follows six biblical principles:

  1. Worship God with joy, in the presence of Christ;

  2. Serve neighbors in need, in the name of Christ;

  3. Care for one another, with the heart of Christ;

  4. Grow as disciples of Christ;

  5. Invite others to know Christ, as we do; and

  6. Manage the gifts Christ has given us.

 

About the Senior Pastor:

The Senior Pastor will be a key member of the team that shares responsibility for leading and supporting the ministry God has entrusted to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. The Senior Pastor, in Book of Order terms, will be a Minister of Word and Sacrament, called by God and this congregation as Pastor, to serve with the other pastors, in particular functions on the leadership team of the congregation. This position will tend to the pastoral basics and give special attention and care to St. Andrews members. The Senior Pastor provides biblical education to address the nature and calling of the church and help give clarity, focus, and direction. He/ she helps the St. Andrews congregation understand the shifts that take place in American culture. The Senior Pastor serves as the Head of Staff and the Moderator of the Session. The Senior Pastor also serves as Pastor, Preacher, Celebrant of the Sacraments, Teacher, and Parson. This person provides guidance, leadership, innovation, and enthusiasm to help us implement the vision and mission goals. The Senior Pastor will supervise and evaluate the work of all the other church employees. The Senior Pastor will work primarily with the Session and members of the Coordinating Council. The Personnel Committee will provide oversight relative to general personnel issues. 

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The Senior Pastor Will: 

  • Increase membership that includes young families with children and youth.

  • Increase overall Sunday attendance.

  • Hire staff to cover growth.  

  • A key leader on the Broad Church Leadership team of leaders that shares the responsibility for the life and ministry of St. Andrews.

  • Visit and pray with the people of the church and will direct the pastoral care activities of the staff and members, ensuring the needs of the congregation are met.

  • Will be the primary preacher of the Word and will plan and direct the worship life of the congregation.

  • Moderates Session meetings and provides central leadership for the total life and ministry of the church.

  • Operates as the Head of Staff and will design and implement a model for the operation of the total staff team.  Will ensure proper accounting procedures, maintenance of church rolls and church records, maintenance of church facilities, and the efficient operation of the church’s day-to-day operation.

  • Will be the “Teaching Elder” in the congregation.  Throughout the year, personally teaching a variety of classes and leadership development courses, as coordinated by the Christian Education Committee and others.

  • Appropriately involved in providing leadership in the larger Beaumont community, addressing community needs.

  • Is the principal staff advisor for the Session’s standing committees, along with the other pastors and staff.  Will work closely with the committee chairs and other key leaders:  supporting and developing their leadership, suggesting resources, and in other ways assisting as needed.

  • Actively participates in the broad leadership of the church and will work with leaders in every aspect of the church’s ministry.

  • Assumes such other duties as may appropriately be assigned and agreed to from time to time.

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What you Bring: 

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Senior Pastor:

  • Committed to the Presbyterian Reformed Faith;

  • Has the ability to persuade and motivate lay-leaders and the congregation;

  • Posses a vision for a healthy and strong congregation;

  • Works well with other staff, committees, and members;

  • Provides a great environment for the office staff;

  • Is interested in the community at large.

Education & Experience

  • Preaching experience with an emphasis on scripture and its application in today’s society.

  • Five or more years of experience in pastoral leadership.

  • Masters of Divinity

  • Ordained as Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

  • Exceptional skills in preaching, pastoral care, and church administration.

  • Manages time wisely and possesses organizational skills.  

  • Have supervisory and leadership experience and skills.  

  • Have administration skills and management skills including collaboration to influence successful outcomes. 

Personal Characteristics

  • Emotionally mature.

  • A person of strong faith, dedicated discipleship, and love of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

  • A manner of life that is a demonstration of the Christian gospel.

  • People/relational skills.  Warm.  Friendly.  Empathetic.  Good listener.

  • Humble, energetic with a fun sense of humor.

  • A positive, affirming, and encouraging attitude.

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What it's Like to Live in Beaumont, Texas: 

Located in Southeast Texas near the border of Louisiana, Beaumont was founded in 1835 as a pioneer settlement and has grown to become one of the state’s most important cities for oil, energy and natural gas. Beaumont's treasures include its Downtown featuring entertainment and cultural venues offering live music and theater, and a museum district that pays homage to the city’s people, history, and passion for contemporary art. The city is surrounded by the Neches River, Sabine Lake, and the Gulf of Mexico, which makes it an ideal place for paddleboarding, boating, and fishing. 

Southeast Texas is home to dense forests, sandy beaches, and shallow wetlands. Local botanical gardens and city parks are popular destinations, as is the Big Thicket National Preserve where hiking and bike trails are plentiful. There are great opportunities to head out of town, to the Gulf of Mexico, Houston and Lake Charles, Louisiana, each a quick drive away. This proximity, quality of life and recreational activities galore are just a few of the things that make Beaumont a great place to call home.

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